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CARR V. SAUL – CAN YOU GET A NEW DISABILITY HEARING?

Can you get a new disability hearing? On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Carr, et.al, v.. Saul, 593 U.S. _,(2021). This is an important case because it holds that some claimants have a right to a new hearing. You can obtain a new hearing if you have an unfavorable… Read More »

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN YOUR DISABILITY CASE

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE DISABILITY CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. When you first apply for benefits, you should include a copy of your medical records with your application. This is true… Read More »

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CAN DISABILITY BENEFITS BE GARNISHED FOR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS?

Whether or not your disability benefits payments can be garnished for child support payments depends on what kind of disability benefits you receive. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on your work history. When you pay your employment taxes, you pay into the program. Supplemental Security Income (SSI), on the other hand, is a… Read More »

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SSA CHANGES RULES FOR BACK DISABILITY

Once again, the SSA changes the rules for people with a back disability. This change should be of concern to all lawyers and claimants who are seeking disability benefits, because every year there are millions of disability claims filed for back impairments. The new rules, including the new preamble, will be effective on April… Read More »

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Obesity Under Social Security Ruling 19-2p

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P – OBESITY The SSA issued Social Security Ruling 19-2p this year, rescinding and replacing SSR 02-1p, that was previously used to evaluate obesity as a disabling impairment.  SSR 19-2p states that “obesity,” when established by objective medical evidence (signs, laboratory findings, or both) from an acceptable medical source (AMS), is a… Read More »

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MANAGING STRESS DURING COVID-19

Are you having difficulty managing stress during Covid-19?  If so, the state of Utah is providing free help to those who need it.  Below you will find free numbers you can call. The state of Utah has crisis lines to help you during this difficult time. FREE CRISIS AND HOTLINE TO YOU MANAGE STRESS… Read More »

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Depression Can Qualify You For Disability Benefits

Depression can qualify you for disability benefits. Millions of people suffer from Depression, yet still manage to go to work and function in their daily lives.  Many people are diagnosed with Depression or Bipolar Disorder, but their symptoms are controlled with medication. Therefore, they are able to work.  When depressive symptoms become so severe… Read More »

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DISABILITY HEARING?

Are you wondering what questions the judge will ask at your disability hearing? Will you need to explain your impairments in court? Should you bring other witnesses to your disability hearing ? How long does the hearing take? Do you know at the end of the hearing if you have won disability benefits? These… Read More »

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CAN FIBROMYALGIA BE DISABLING?

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability. You can obtain disability benefits from the SSA if you fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia is known to be a disease of widespread body pain. People with fibromyalgia may have heightened pain response to pressure.[3] Also, other symptoms include fatigue, sleep… Read More »

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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

Psoriatic arthritis can be a disabling disease. The SSA classifies psoriatic arthritis under listing 14.09 for “Inflammatory Arthritis.” In order to receive disability payments, your arthritis must prevent you from working. You might not be able to work due to inability to ambulate or to use your fingers repeatedly for actions like typing. Additionally, you… Read More »

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